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Senior Boys Volleyball
Lancers win Tier 1 volleyball title in convincing fashion
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Sir Wilfrid Laurier captains Liam Henfrey and Justin Linblad are all smiles after receiving the Tier 1 senior boys championship placque. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers won their first high school volleyball championship in recent memory on Monday, capturing the senior boys Tier 1 title in straight sets over the Ashbury Colts.

Les by team captains Leam Henfrey and Justin Linblad the Lancers won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-20. The third set was much closer with the Lancers falling behind by five points, but they still managed to come back and take the set and the match by a 25-22 margin.

The final was a rubber match of sorts with the two teams splitting their regular season series. The Colts handed the Lancers their only loss of the season, winning in five sets in week two. Sir Wil then ran off eight straight victories including a 3-1 win over Ashbury in the rematch.

After botth teams won their respective semi-finals, the stage was set for their anti-climatic rematch in the final.

Co-coach Robin Moore said the difference in the match was the Lancers defensive play and their commitment to stick to the game plan.

"We played our game. We swung hard and we got the ball up on defence. It was a solid all round effort," said Moore.

With no Grade 12s on their team, the Lancers plan to move up to the OFSAA Division next year where they will compete as a 'AA' team.

"We're looking forward to the challenge," said fellow co-coach Jessica Prot.

Front row: Scott Powell, Liam Henfrey, Justin Linblad, Nick Martin, and Ashutash Upreti. Back row: Robin Moore, Campbell De Winter, Jack Harold, Kailan Parsons, Josh Holtslander, Nick Lortie, Logan Barr and Jessica Prot. Fred Sherwin/Photo

(Posted 7:30 a.m., Nov. 18)

 

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